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Local bartender left with stitches after customer attacks him when asked to wear a mask

HOUSTON – One native bar worker is now recovering after getting hit within the head with a bar glass. The bar supervisor stated the customer was indignant and had attacked the worker popping out of the lavatory.

“It was just so fast. It was so fast. We all had barely any time to react,” stated Lindsay Beale, basic supervisor of Grand Prize Bar.

Beale stated the Monday evening incident on the Museum District bar left her in disbelief.



“Every now and then, it gets rowdy, but this is a new level of rowdy,” Beale stated.

The customer entered the bar with his mask half on and was reminded by workers to put it on, Beale stated.

“We just want to do right by everybody and we want those who want a safe place to go to have one,” Beale stated.

The customer is seen in surveillance video making his manner upstairs the place he’s noticed once more by workers, together with Joshua Vaughan, in accordance to Vaughan and Beale. They stated the customer was then later seen going downstairs into the lavatory with out a mask. Upon popping out, Beale stated Vaughan tried to give one other reminder however as a substitute was hit within the head with a bar glass.

“(Vaughan) just basically got out, ‘Hey, can you put on your …,’” Beale stated.

Within seconds, Beale stated the customer had used the bar glass, which she stated he took into the lavatory.

“(The customer) just took the glass, shoved it on (Vaughan’s) head and ran out,” Beale stated.

Beale stated workers received movies of the customer erratically driving away in a Toyota.

As for Vaughan, he was taken to the hospital.

“I ran to him. His head was gushing blood,” Beale stated.

A bar customer took Vaughan to Ben Taub the place Vaughan stated he acquired 10 stitches.

“I think he was in shock,” Beale stated. “He barely knew what had happened to him.”

His co-workers at the moment are hoping the customer will get caught.

“If he did this to one person, he could do this to other people,” Beale stated.

Beale stated they filed a report with the Houston Police Department.

Anyone with info is asked to name police or Crimestoppers.

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